There is a streak of independence in every Gemini that is unable to cope with possessiveness or jealousy. Even the Gemini’s most intimate relationship will have a playful touch of casual. They typically struggle to understand the concept of ‘jealousy’, because to Gemini, it seems natural to spend time with both men and women in order to soak up the variety of life. Inside all Gemini is a longing to find their soul mate, a twin to share all their information with, another mind to bounce all their tremendous ideas back and forth from, and those listening to the sparkling and charming Gemini would ever guess a solitary twin is wandering around in screaming isolation inside.
- Over-explanation. This includes prologues. “Prologues are never needed. You can usually throw them in the garbage. They’re usually put on as a patch.”
- Too much data. “You’re trying to seduce your reader, not burden them,” Friedman said.
- Over-writing, or “trying too hard.” “We think the more description we add, the more vivid it will be; but we don’t want to be distracted from the story” we open the book for.
- Beginning the novel with an interior monologue or reflection. Usually this is written as the thoughts of a character who is sitting alone, musing and thinking back on a story. Just start with the story.
- Beginning the novel with a flashback. Friedman isn’t entirely anti-flashback, but the novel’s opening page is the wrong place for one.
- Beginning a novel with the “waking up sequence” of a character waking, getting out of bed, putting on slippers, heading for the kitchen and coffee…a cliche
- Related cliche: beginning the novel with an alarm clock or a ringing phone
- Starting out with an “ordinary day’s routine” for the main character
- Beginning with “crisis moments” that aren’t unique: “When the doctor said ‘malignant,’ my life changed forever…” or “The day my father left us I was seven years old…”
- Don’t start with a dialogue that doesn’t have any context. Building characterization through dialogue is okay anywhere else but there.
- Starting with backstory, or “going back, then going forward.”
- Info dump. More formally called “exposition.”
- Character dump, which is four or more characters on the first page.
This is like the Story Beginnings Bible.
Just sent out a little gift to wren-renoir because she is such an amazing human and I don’t know what I’d do without her! ♡♡♡
to celebrate 420 followers i decided to make a giveaway !! (im lying i actually have 415 followers but i couldnt wait to post this) this is my first giveaway ever so get excited maybe idk
- monki graphic crop top in size small (its quite large tho)
- monki denim dress in size small (its also quite large and it is not actually denim but u got the point)
- i-have-no-idea-of-the-brand leopard print dungarees in extra small
- black monki lace dress in extra small
- a black peter pan collar dress in large (bought from ebay and it is super short, im 5’6 and i cant really wear it due to its shortness)
- a pull & bear denim vest in large
- a h&m sweater in medium
- monki shorts in medium
- arctic monkeys - do i wanna know single (7” vinyl)
- mgmt - oracular spectacular cd
- the naked and famous - passive me, aggressive you
- a drawing by me of a person of your choice
- some finnish candies
- a letter from me lmao
- some other small things
- (maybe more clothes and records who knows)
- u must be following me sorry !!!
- there will be one winner
- only reblogs count but you can like as a bookmark
- you can reblog as much as u want but please remember that u might have followers that will get annoyed
- i will ship internationally
- the giveaway will be ending on 1st of september and i will be announcing the winner on my blog and also be messaging the winner so be sure to have your ask box open !!!
good luck !!! xoxo
i should really stop getting high and eating entire pizzas
my life is just one unattainable dark-haired guy after another
Women should NOT be forced to feed their babies in a bathroom, all because we live in a misogynistic, porn-warped society that’s been brainwashed to believe that female breasts used for anything other than male pleasure is “indecent”. Support public breast feeding and end the porn culture.
when did they put forward this law? Fucking morons.